Is God in the Clouds?
This morning the fog lay heavy. I couldn’t see very far out our window. Fog is a very heavy, low cloud isn’t it? But the picture about was another day – just plain cloudy but so beautiful with pink.
We talk about our walk with Jesus as being in the sun but sometimes it feels like we are in the clouds. There is murkiness in our thinking. We ask God to help clear our thinking. We ask Him to make it clear to us.
Oswald Chambers from July 29 says:
Through every cloud He brings He wants us to unlearn something.
Not to teach – but to unlearn. We have filled ourselves with stuff that God wants to wipe from our memory banks. He wants us to return to Him as a child.
Get rid of past hurts; get rid of fears; banish sorrows; push away anger.
Yes I guess those are unlearnings.
So when you see a cloud remember:
The clouds are a sign that He is there.
“They feared as they entered the cloud . . .” – Is there anyone “save Jesus only” in your cloud? If so, it will get darker; you must get to the place where there is “no one any more save Jesus only.”
I love the way you have turned this on its head and helped us to see God’s presence even in the clouds, Janis.
Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
Mel from Essential Thing Devotions
Beautiful! I love the thought about “unlearning” things. I’m pondering that and I do believe there is much in me He wants me to “unlearn”…much that needs wiped out clean…much that needs to be gone, so I can become new! Like He promised. He IS in the clouds. He finds us there. Thank you for your message. What a blessing. Also, I wanted to say how much I love your work. You are so talented! The paintings are really beautiful. Blessings!
I loved the devotional and it was so appropriate for us today. Thank you.
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